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|04-17-2019 08:53 PM|
Custom fork tube holder
What I did was buy an old used front fork clamp from a Suzuki. The ones that hold our fork tubes should be 1996 thru 2000 Suzuki RM 125 and RM250. There may be others that work but I know without a doubt this does. And it makes 2 fork tube holders. You can find the clamps on Ebay really cheap all the time. Good luck!
|09-11-2018 01:05 PM|
I do a lot of fork work, and the only time I ever use the vice is when I need to drill out the damper bolts.
Generally I just sit on a stool and work with them between my legs.
This is the only special tool I use beyond the seal/bushing drivers.
|09-11-2018 04:32 AM|
Originally Posted by nking262 View Post
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|09-11-2018 02:55 AM|
I did some research and found that there were several dirt bikes that had the same size tubes on them so I ordered an old scrap tree from one and cut it in half, and now I have 2 custom tube holders for doing maintenance or repair. Clamp it in the vise and put the tube in it and tighten the bolts a little. Came in handy when doing the Legends Axeo upgrade on my 2015 RGS.
|07-07-2015 03:19 PM|
|MShell||Ok got it done, was pretty straight forward mod. Didn't need any fork tube holder, would have made it a little easier of should I say more convenient but, definitely didn't need one|
|06-28-2015 09:24 AM|
Originally Posted by MShell View Post
|06-28-2015 05:38 AM|
Originally Posted by Sideways View Post
|06-27-2015 11:17 PM|
|MShell||That's very cool. I was contemplating making my own since I have a couple friends bikes I am going end up doing as well. Having the right tools always makes the job a little easier|
|06-27-2015 06:41 PM|
|sj01fltri||I made this at work,after machining including drilled and tapped holes i bored a 41 mm hole then split so it would clamp on the tubes i made it long enough so i could clamp it in my bench vice.|
|06-26-2015 11:25 PM|
Originally Posted by rlaf75 View Post
Thanks for help and suggestions, I already made the seal installer and like you said it was under $3. I also have the special fork cap socket and the fork tube socket so I'm good there. Just waiting for the monotubes to get here tomorrow. I'll update how it goes with a couple pics too. This is why I love this forum lots of good ideas and different ways to get the job done.
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